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Rihanna CANCELS Baltimore Tour Stop + Lil Kim Claps Back At Wendy Williams About Her Appearance & Alleges Wendy Sexed It Up With Biggie!

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Rihanna cancelled another tour stop tonight.  Check out why she won’t be performing in Baltimore tonight, plus Lil Kim‘s war of words on Wendy Williams where she accuses the talk show host of sexing Biggie!

After cancelling the second night of her Diamonds World Tour on Sunday night in Boston, Rihanna’s cancelled her third night as well.  She lost her voice due to Laryngitis and apologized on Twitter to her Boston fans Sunday.  And she hasn’t popped up on her social media since.

Tonight, Live Nation issued another statement saying she is still recovering from flu and laryngitis.  So her performance tonight in Baltimore will also be rescheduled.

The AP reports that the concert promoter said fans "are instructed to retain their tickets pending rescheduling show date information."


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Meanwhile, Lil Kim is going off on Wendy Williams after Wendy spoke her piece on her show this week abut Kim’s lashing out at media.  Wendy said Kim wasn’t photoshopped like Kim claimed in these pics, and it was an off angle.

Kim went off, and took a dig at her about Biggie:

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HARD BODIES: Kelly Rowland, Vanessa Williams, Jurnee Smollett & More JOIN Jeanette Jenkins For YogaSculpt WORKOUT

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Jeanette Jenkins teamed with Nike and Essence recently to promote healthier living in the community and she was joined by Kelly Rowland, Vanessa Williams and a few other hard bodied brown girls.  See the photos inside….

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For the third year in a row, famed trainer to the stars, Jeanette Jenkins, teamed with Nike and Essence to host the "YogaSculpt Workout" which was a part of the festivities celebrating the Essence Black Women in Hollywood Luncheon.

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Jeanette was flanked by some of Hollywood’s most beautiful faces including Kelly Rowland, Vanessa Williams, Holly Robinson Peete, Jurnee Smollett and Anika Noni Rose.  And clearly these tight and tones ladies know how to get their workout on.

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Kelly was in the front row providing "Motivation."

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The ladies introduced a new shoe called the "Nike Studio Wrap" which is great for yoga, sculpting or dance workouts.  And Gold Medal winning gymnast Shawn Johnson, who Jeanette’s training for a Nike half marathon, got suited up in the fab shoes too.  Also, Nike trainer Patrick Goudeau posed with the ladies.

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Actress Emayatzy Corinealdi, who starred in the Sundance film "Middle of Nowhere" posed with Jeanette.

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And Kelly Rowland (who posed with Jurnee) has become quite the social media maven.  She did the live Fitness Twitter Chat to help motivate followers so they could be part of the experience.  A while back, she also live tweeted from a Super Bowl event.

Looking fab ladies!


Photos via Jenkins/Instagram/Kawai Matthews

TV FAB: Michelle Williams Nabs New Reality Show, “My Sister’s Keeper”

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Get ready to see the real Michelle Williams.  The Destiny’s Child singer turned Fela! star just nabbed a brand new reality show called "My Sister’s Keeper."


Deets inside…

It’s already a busy 2013 for Michelle Williams.  She dropped a new Destiny’s Child song, "Nuclear", with Beyonce & Michelle, is dropping a new D-Child Love Songs album, performed alongside her groupmates at the 2013 SuperBowl, and has been traveling around the country performing in Fela!, the musical.

And Keyshia Cole has something else to be mad about now.  Michelle’s adding a new reality show and a new album to the list.

It was just announced today that eOne studios will be producing "My Sister’s Keeper," a reality show all about the lives of Michelle and her sisters and the pressures of releasing a new solo album though eOne Music.  No word on the exact network this will appear on just yet, but it looks like TVOne or WeTV could be two of the main possibilities.

"I am very thrilled about this opportunity, to extend into television with the eOne family as well, with this series," Michelle said about her new show. "Working together on my new gospel album and television series, I am excited to share with everyone a behind-the-scenes look at the inspiration and journey of recording for the album, performing, fun family times and other unforgettable experiences out together with my dear sisters."

The series’ Executive producers include Tara Long, Phil Thornton and Jeff Hevert on behalf of eOne as well as Michelle Williams and John Dee Hammond.

Also, Michelle’s upcoming third gospel album is due to be released in Summer 2013, with the first single coming soon.

Will you be watching her new reality show?


Toni Braxton, Wendy Williams, Gabby Douglas & More HIT THE RUNWAY For The 2013 Heart Truth Red Dress Fashion Show

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Ladies in red took over the catwalk Wednesday night for annual The Heart Truth Red Dress fashion show.  And we’ve got who all participated and their gorgeous designer gowns inside…

It’s that time again.  New York Fashion Week kicks off today (Thursday), and the show that sets things off is the Red Dress fashion show, which reminds women that everyone has a role to play in the fight against heart disease.

Like every year, The Heart Truth campaign, sponsored by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute hit the Hammerstein Ballroom to showcase the 2013 Red Dress Collection via some of our fave celebs.

A run down of the celeb ladies–spotted above on the catwalk after the big show–who donned fab gowns for a cause: Brenda Strong, Cindy Parsons, Gabrielle Douglas, Jamie Chung, Jillian Michaels, Kelly Osbourne, Kendall Jenner, Kris Jenner, Kylie Jenner, Minka Kelly, Nastia Liukin, Roselyn Sánchez, Savannah Guthrie, Soledad O’Brien, Toni Braxton, Torah Bright, and Wendy Williams.

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Toni Braxton kept it sexy in a two-toned red Herve L. Leroux cut-out dress and strutted down the runway to her own epic, “Unbreak My Heart.”  About her dress, she said, "I love it because of the built-in Spanx!" Work.  The wig is a bit wiggy, but it works.


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Talk show maven Wendy Williams looked great in a Normal Kamali Kulture one shoulder dress with her nude studded Louboutin pumps.  She strutted down the catwalk in true Wendy style–to Diana Ross‘ "I’m Coming Out."

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Olympic gold medalist Gabby Douglas popped up backstage and on the runway in a Pamella Roland hi-lo gown.  And with a glossy red lip, the teen revealed that Beyonce‘s Superbowl performance is where she got her inspiration for her big walk.  “She is incredible, and she made it look so easy!”

And before walking the runway to "Girl On Fire," she said, "I’m going for Gabby! I just want to be myself and my own look. "I’m just going to go out there and have fun!"


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And actress Roselyn Sanchez salsa’d her way down the runway to Gloria Estefan‘s "Conga" in one of our fave dresses–a lace illusion paneled Tadashi Shoji gown.

Source: InStyle

Michelle Williams Responds To Keyshia Cole (And Other Critics)? — “Ladies Must Learn to Support Each Other!”

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Michelle Williams issued a classy response today to the critics of her performance during the Superbowl halftime show.  Check out what she said inside….

As we previously reported, Keyshia Cole took to Twitter to blast Michelle Williams for "f**kin up the groove" of the Destiny’s Child reunion performance.  And yeah, she may have been slightly stiff since it’s been a while since she’s danced it out on stage.  But today, she posted to her Facebook page the above post-performance pic with her "sisters" Beyonce & Kelly, and urged ladies to "stick together & support each other."

It was an honor to share the stage with my sisters Kelly Rowland and Beyoncé on Sunday night. To all my ladies, we must learn to stick together and support each other. The incredible Alicia Keys and Jennifer Hudson did an amazing job too! Thank you to my sister Beyonce for sharing your moment with Destiny’s Child. Love you!

Doubt Keyshia Cole will respond…or even care.  But on the upside of things: Record sales for Destiny’s Child shot up by 600% right after Sunday’s on-stage reunion.


Wendy Williams Gets New TV Production Company+ Frank Ocean’s PRODUCER Reveals FIGHT Details

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Talk show host Wendy Williams is getting her media empire on and has formed a new tv company. Get the deets inside and learn more about the Frank Ocean/Chris Brown brawl from Frank’s producer…..

Wendy Williams and her husband/manager Kevin Hunter have formed a new televison outpost called Wendy Williams Prods, acording to Deadline.com. The new company will partner up with Debmar-Mercury to develop and produce a variety of reality, game and talk shows.

The company will be spearheaded by Lisa Knapp (the SVP of Development) and Jill Ramsey, (the VP of Wendy, INC).

Wendy expects to be hands-on with the company’s projects and may possibly jump in front of the camera herself. She said, “This is a dream come true. As anyone who watches my show knows, I am a huge fan of all reality and game shows, and know a thing or two about talk.”

We can’t wait to see what Wendy comes up with. There were rumors that she might produce Star Jones’ book Satan’s Sisters and turn it into a movie.




And over at the fight club….

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Michael Uzowuru, one of Frank Ocean’s producers, posted details about the Chris Brown / Frank Ocean fiasco on his blog recently where he said that he thinks Chris is disturbed.

According to TMZ, Michael, who says he was on the scene at the time of the fight, confirmed that the fight started over a parking lot space and Chris initiated it. He revealed that he, Frank, and a man named Chito arrived at Westlake Studios and saw an orange Lambo parked in the parking spot labeled "Frank."

Michael alleges that Frank/Frank’s people asked the studio’s front desk to have the car removed and ten minutes later, Chris came out with two men.  When Frank said, "You parked in my spot, move," one of Chris’ friends attacked Chito.   After the attack on Chito, Mike says, "… Instantly Chris and the other dude grab [Frank] and try to jump him.  There’s no doubt in my mind the whole thing was a set up." 

He added that Frank cut his hand after Chris and his friend pushed him into a "big fake candle display laced with glass."   Although Frank was able to fight back, Michael says "..Chris was trying to beat the living "s**t" out of [him]." SMH…so much for anger management. 

Michael ended by saying, "I don’t know what type of demons Chris is facing, but I hope he clears them all and finds a new life rooted in love and light."

Frank revealed earlier that he doesn’t plan to press charges so we guess he’s going to take the high road on this one.  And by high road, we mean letting his friends continue to talk ish on the net.



LIGHTS OUT! Celebs REACT To Beyonce’s Halftime PERFORMANCE, Keyshia Cole SAYS Michelle Williams MESSED IT Up

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Beyonce took over the Superdome tonight and literally shut the lights off with an electrifying performance.  Find out what other celebrities are tweeting about her show….

Shortly after Beyonce gave a sizzling halftime performance at Super Bowl XLVII, the lights went out at the Superdome.  Coincidence?  We don’t think so.  And neither did a ton of celebs who Tweeted that Bey shut it down! 

Only Keyshia Cole had something negative to say…but it was directed at Michelle Williams, not Bey.  She claims that the performance had her in a trance until Michelle started to sing and messed it up. SMH.

Here’s what other celebs (including Bey’s husband Jay-Z had to say about the show):

I think I was frightened to blink for a sec. Then Michell sung and woke my ass up from my daze! She always fuckN the groove up/
But hey! I love y’all too! And y’all girl is WACK and always will be!
-Keyshia Cole

Lights out!!! Any questions??

Loved Beyonce’s outfit. I want one! Beyonce’s outfit for Wimbledon. But in white? Hummmmmmm
-Serena Williiams

Im sorry but @KELLYROWLAND yaaaaaasssssss heffa!!!! #shedidthat
-Tamar Braxton

I might be the only one NOT watching the Super Bowl!! I’m just waiting on Half time…BEYONCE!!! OMG!!! I’m hyped!!! #Beyonce #DestinysChild

Halftime show slayed!!!!! Yessss @Beyonce!! ICONIC!! And I’m so proud of my BFF @KELLYROWLAND and @RealMichelleW! Wow
-LaLa Anthony

Beyonce Bowl/No. One. Better/By the way…. Black girls ROCK, and I couldn’t be more proud to be one tonight!!!!

OMG Beyonce killed it!!! And when Destiny’s Child came out…that made my life! #Bootylicious
-Kim Kardashian

That’s the TRUTH“@AngieBeyince: Proud night for talented gorgeous young black women! DC3, Alicia Keys, & Jennifer Hudson.
-Sylvia Rhone

Beyonce was hot!!!! & @KELLYROWLAND & Michelle looked & sounded amazing too! I loved it
-Kandi Burruss
Whoooo I’m so tired. That performance took a lot out of me! LMBO
-Kenya Moore
King B is my fuckin Hero!!! #KillinIt
who gon stop her!?
-Luke James
Yes!!!! B you killed it girl!!!!! #SuperBowl47
-Wendy Williams
-Terry Crews
Beyonce literally shut it down!!! Fierce. #blackout
-Tamron Hall
Top 3 SuperBowl Halftime performances I’ve ever seen, Michael Jackson, Prince, and Beyonce. #REALTALK
-Nick Cannon

Bey-once …. Enough said
-Laura Govan

For all those who know me, knows i just had an orgasmic moment! #BEYONCE
-Selita Ebanks


It looks like most people agree that Beyonce did a great job.  We can’t wait to see what she pulls out her bag of tricks for "The Mrs. Carter World Tour."



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Beyonce posted a photo of Destiny’s Child backstage at the Superdome in their Rubin Singer outfits.


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Beyonce posted a handwritten note on Instagram where she thanked Kelly, Michelle, Alicia and Jennifer for performing at the Super Bowl with her and said it was a proud day for African American women.  

SUPER BOWL WEEKEND: Kelly Rowland HOSTS Jesse Williams & Serena Williams At ESPN’s ‘NEXT’ Party + Ray Lewis HONORED At The GOSPEL CELEBRATION With Fantasia

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Kelly Rowland and a few of her celebs friends helped kickoff Super Bowl Weekend in New Orleans last night.  See pics of Kelly, Serena Williams, Jesse Williams and Lolo Jones partying with ESPN and Ray Lewis honored at the Gospel Celebration with Fantasia …..

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Last night, "Ice" singer Kelly Rowland attended ESPN The Magazine’s ‘NEXT’ Event at Tad Gormley Stadium in New Orleans, Louisiana.  She gave us a shout out saying, "Ooohhh I Love The YBF."

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Kelly took over the @ESPNMag Twitter handle and served as celebrity social media ambassador for the event.

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She posed with US Olympic gymnast Shawn Johnson and personal trainer to the stars Jeanette Jenkins (who helped her earn her famous six pack).

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Kelly’s BFF Serena Williams (posing with Shawn and Jeanette) wore a form fitting dress and big curls.  Jeanette told us that she’s enjoying the local cuisine and has had beignets and tuna stuffed with crab so far….

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Track and field superstar Lolo Jones gave Angelina Jolie a "run" for her money with an exposed leg pose.

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Tony Rock was spotted on the black carpet.

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And Holly Robinson Peete posed with Green Bay Packers player Greg Jennings (who’ll retire soon). 

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Also, Holly thinks the Ravens will win tomorrow.  She said, "I think it’s going to be 27-24 Ravens will win. I have friends on the 49ers, when you are a football wife for 16 years you have friends on both side of the ball. I hate to choose but it’s going to be the Ravens."


And the evening’s entertainment was……

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Cee-Lo Green and Goodie Mob entertained the partygoers .

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Cee-Lo posed with D-Nice who kept the crowd moving during the party.



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Kirk Franklin and Sherri Shepherd hosted the Super Bowl Gospel Celebration yesterday at the University of New Orleans.

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Backstage, Kirk posed with his wife Tammy Collins.

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Sherri even sang a few notes with Donnie McClurkin and the choir.

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Fantasia headlined the concert and did the red carpet and interview with her mom, Diane.

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Both mom and daughter did a few costume changes while sticking with a black and white theme.

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She performed alongside her mom, Diane Barrino, for several songs.

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And she was brought to tears when speaking about her testimony with Kirk.

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And Baltimore Ravens player Ray Lewis was honored with the Lifetime of Inspiration Award. Ray, who has performed with the NFL Players Choir during the celebration for many years, sang during the event.

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Melanie Few-Harrison, creator and producer of the Super Bowl Gospel Celebration, spoke of Ray saying,

"His accomplishments and triumphs have inspired football fans, teammates and colleagues – a true representation of what the essence of the convergence of faith and football is all about. As a big supporter of the event, Ray Lewis has attended many Super Bowl Gospel Celebrations and sang in the NFL Players Choir, so we are beyond thrilled to honor him in what is sure to be a memorable year.”

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After playing in the Super Bowl with the Ravens, Ray plans to retire and begin a new career as an ESPN analyst.




Photos by Michael Loccisano/Getty Images for ESPN/Rick Diamond/Getty Images North America


Michelle Williams Rehearses For “FELA”, ADDRESSES “Beyonce-Gate” On “GMA”

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Michelle Williams is going back to the stage for a 16-city run of "FELA!" See pics from her rehearsal inside and find out what she shared about Beyonce-Gate and the alleged Destiny’s Child SUPER BOWL reunion performance during a stop by "GMA."

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Yesterday, Destiny’s Child member Michelle Williams was spotted singing and dancing during rehearsals for the touring company of ‘FELA!’ at the Pearl Studios in New York City.  She is playing the role of Sandra Isadore, who was Fela’s African-American lover.  Maija Garcia, the tour director and choreographer, spoke of Michelle’s addition saying,

"Sandra is our key for an American audience to look at Fela and understand a bit more where Fela may have been coming from.  And an American audience can very much identify with Michelle Williams because she’s of our time. She really becomes a vehicle for people to learn about Fela and for people to understand why Fela is relevant in the United States."

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She’ll be starring alongside Adesola Osakalumiin (who plays Fela Kuti) during the 16-city run. 

And she’s not too busy to defend her girl Beyonce.  During a recent promotional interview for the show, she stopped by "GMA" this morning where she was asked what she thought about Beyonce-Gate and the controversy surrounding her possible lip-syncing.  She said,

"It’s disappointing and saddening to me. It’s just shocking to me that it’s taken on this. I love her so much. I know what she possesses. That was such a big moment for her and I just wish people would just let it go and just continue to look for what she’s going to be bringing for ya’ll in the future.”

But when it came to rumors about her reuniting with Destiny’s Child at the Super Bowl, she wouldn’t answer the question directly.  “I wish that I could say it’s possible. I wish that I could say and I know that you all showed some ‘Fela!’ rehearsals so that’s what I’ve been doing and what I’ve been focusing on."

She also addressed her personal bout with depression. 

"I just want people to know that it’s okay to go talk to somebody,” she said. “It’s okay to go get some help. It’s really okay to deal with whatever it is that had you so low. I choose to be happy. It is a choice. I choose life and God has blessed me with a great one.”


Michelle starts "Fela!" at the Shakespeare Theatre Company in Washington, D.C., on Jan. 29, before stops through Miami, Atlanta, Cleveland, Dallas, Los Angeles, Seattle, Nashville, Tenn and other locales.

Photos via Walter McBride/INFphoto.com

Mashonda CELEBRATES Her 35th Birthday With Jennifer Williams & Emily B + Evan & Tracee Ellis DINE OUT With Miss Ross In LA


Singer and lifestyle expert Mashonda celebrated her 35th birthday in NYC recently with friends Emily B and Jennifer Williams. See the party pics inside and pics of Diana Ross celebrating with her kids Tracee Ellis, Evan and Ross



Singer and writer Mashonda celebrated her 35th birthday in NYC with dinner at Toy New York and after party at Mister H this past Wednesday.


She began the evening in an exclusive Gucci 2012 runway bodysuit and Christian Louboutin Decorapump Strass Platforms.  Hillary Weston and Christina Rice were among her guests who toasted to Mashonda’s day.


Former "L&HH" star Emily B was also among Mashonda’s well-wishers.


Towards the end of dinner, she slipped into a Parker Exclusive Racer Back Sequin Wrap Dress with a pair of strappy leather gloves from Perrin Paris. She also be working as a brand representer for the company in a new venture this year.


Author Terrie Williams posed with Mashonda after her wardrobe change.




After a messy divorce, Mashonda seems very happy and has move into a happy space.  She also signed on as a lifestyle expert with VibeVixen.com where she will share tips of living a good life with readers this year.


And in California……


Tracee Ellis Ross tweeted gorgeous family photos of her mom, the legendary Diana Ross and her little brother Evan yesterday.


The Ross family were out to celebrate with Ross Naess (Diana’s oldest son) at the opening of his restaurant Sirena in the Beverly Grove area of LA. 


Photos via Mashonda/Instagram